| Sep 18, 2014
| 5:55 PM
In a summer of destructive blazes across Central and Northern California, the King fire — burning out of control in the forest east of Sacramento — has officials particularly alarmed.
The fire exploded in a matter of hours into the second-...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 9:55 PM
Hours after a man was charged with arson that allegedly caused the sprawling King fire east of Sacramento, Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday that he has signed into law tougher penalties for those who cause major fires.
The measure reinstates a law that...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 3:02 PM
A convicted con man and male prostitute who Boca Raton police say swindled four people out of their money after he put a false rental advertisement on Craigslist was arrested on Wednesday.
Police said Daniel Fournier, 29, advertised a three-bedroom home...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 3:41 PM
Randy W. Tundidor was following a lawyer's advice when he dismantled a gun that was used in the kidnapping of his landlord, Nova Southeastern University professor Joseph Morrissey, and Morrissey's wife in April 2010, a Broward judge was told Tuesday.
| Aug 15, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Investigators read between the lines to discover newspapers played a role in a Hollywood man's alleged ploy to commit insurance fraud.
An investigation by the Florida Division of State Fire Marshal determined a house fire in the 2400 block of Johnson...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 5:49 PM
HARTFORD — A judge on Tuesday found that a 75-year-old man set a fire at his East Windsor nursing home two years ago, but also that John H. Turner was not guilty by reason of mental disease.
Judge Joan K. Alexander's finding followed an hour-long...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 2:51 PM
A judge on Tuesday set $25,000 bond for a 34-year-old Sanford man, accused of setting his neighbor's mobile home on fire while his neighbor was asleep inside.
Curtis Smith is accused of attempted murder and arson. He was arrested Aug. 8, the day a...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 2:50 PM
A Villa Park man will go on trial in November on charges that he murdered his former girlfriend by intentionally setting a fire that caused her death.
DuPage County Judge John Kinsella on Thursday set Nov. 3 as the trial date for Todd Mandoline,...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Two young boys were charged with arson for allegedly setting a fire that destroyed an unoccupied home on the Calvert County estate of the late novelist Tom Clancy.
The Office of the State Fire Marshal said Friday that the boys, who are 12 and 14 and...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 6:34 PM
A West Side woman was ordered held on $500,000 bail after being accused of trying to set fire to a car while three people slept inside.
Dubose Ulissaty, 26, of the 1100 block of South Menard Avenue, was charged with two counts of attempted aggravated...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 4:13 AM
A 34-year-old Sanford man, accused of setting fire to his neighbor's mobile home while his neighbor was asleep inside, has asked a judge to release him on bail.
Curtis Smith was arrested two weeks ago. He has not yet formally been charged with attempted...